placer claim

placer claim

[′plās·ər ‚klām]
(mining engineering)
A mining claim located upon gravel or ground whose mineral contents are extracted by the use of water, as by sluicing, or hydraulicking.
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Miners came in on snowshoes from their placer claims twenty miles away to buy fresh bread from her, and paid for it in gold.
Regulations created earlier for mining the Fraser River bars, restricted each placer claim to 30.5 m (100 feet) of creek front.
In this case, it should have been noted by the BLM that the application to mine pumice stone under a "placer claim" by placer mining methods raises suspicion due to the location of such a large acreage to mine.
A placer claim was established in much the same way, but it only provided ownership to any valuable mineral in the alluvial material.
filed for a patent on a placer claim and two mill sites in Pershing County, Nevada.Notice-publication of Vanderbilt's applications was authorized on June 27, 1994.
The maximum size for a single lode or placer claim is 20 acres.
Reynolds, prior to filing his placer claim, had twice leased patented and unpatented lode claims on different occasions from Bixby but later defaulted both times.
Touchstone has an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Lucky Thirteen gold and strategic metals placer claim located 5 km north of Hope, British Columbia, Canada.
Touchstone Precious Metals has an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Lucky Thirteen gold and strategic metals placer claim located 5 km north of Hope, British Columbia.
The company's new 2,700 acre "Dean" property (35 association placer claims) is located immediately adjacent to Albemarle's Silver Peak lithium mine on the west boundary, Pure Energy Minerals project on its southwest boundary and Cypress' existing Clayton Valley project on its southern boundary.
It also holds the rights to acquire the San Emidio property, representing a series of twenty-eight placer claims, over 2,240 acres in Washoe County, Nevada.